Healthy and Easy Meal Ideas for Kids!

It’s difficult to balance work, errands, family, and everything in between. So making time to cook healthy meals is often pushed to the bottom of the list. Before you turn to sugar-loaded breakfasts and microwavable treats, we have plenty of healthy, quick ideas for daily meals that will save you plenty of time!

BREAKFAST

Breakfast Fruit Smoothies

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Mix and match 1 1/4 cups of fruits and veggies into different baggies and keep them in the freezer for up to a week. Add any variation of yogurt, milk, nut butter, and different kinds of seeds when blending.

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for these Breakfast Fruit Smoothies.

Breakfast Banana Split

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Photo: SimpleHealthyKitchen

Your kids will love having dessert for breakfast! Cut a banana in half and fill it with yogurt, granola, seeds and dried fruit. Toppings can include a little bit of melted nut butter or honey.

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for this Breakfast Banana Split.

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal in a cup

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Photo and recipe: Kimscravings

It takes longer to say than to make! This recipe only takes 8 minutes to prepare. Just mix all the ingredients into a cup, put it in the microwave for 3 minutes and voila! Breakfast is served.

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for this Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal in a cup.

LUNCH

Broccoli Tots

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You will need broccoli, eggs, cheddar cheese, diced onion, cilantro or parsley, and bread crumbs. Shape the mix into cylinders, bake and enjoy with any dipping sauce!

Photo&Recipe: Gimmedelicious

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for these Broccoli Tots.

Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

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Photo&Recipe: A Couple Cooks

It’s as easy as it sounds and the kids will love it! Just replace cheddar cheese with mozzarella and white bread with whole or multi-grain bread for a healthier alternative. If you want it to be extra healthy, use coconut oil for grilling.

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for this Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese.

DINNER

Quick Egg Muffins

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Photo&Recipe: My Natural Family

These muffins are full of color, texture, and healthy meats and veggies. You’ll need eggs and a muffin tin. The best part is you can make them ahead of time and freeze them to eat throughout the week!

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for these Quick Egg Muffins.

Tomato Basil Soup

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Photo&Recipe: MyRecipes

Easy and fresh! You can even have it cold now that the hot summer days are approaching. All you’ll need is fresh basil, olive oil, cream cheese, garlic, diced tomatoes, and low-fat milk. Don’t forget the bread for dipping!

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for this Tomato Basil Soup.

Sweet Potato Taquitos

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Photo&Recipe: Super Healthy Kids

Your kids will love the fresh taste of this one and it only takes 20 minutes! Sweet potatoes are low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. You can add black beans for protein and fiber, but make sure to use whole wheat tortillas.

Here’s the full recipe and instructions for these Sweet Potato Taquitos.